Technology has certainly made everything convenient, it has evolved immensely to an extent that you don’t even need certain wires to connect a device to other different devices. After a dispute between two of the most renowned companies, Samsung and Apple, they by some means started to work together.
In that time period, Samsung developed Airplay, it’s a feature that Samsung added to their TVs, this allows you to connect your phone to the TV, without any wires. You can cast your iPhone, iPad, or any Samsung phone to Samsung TV with the help of Airplay.
If you are using a 2018 or newer Samsung, it should be easy for you to cast your device, there’re only a few steps that you need to follow, open Settings > General > Airplay, then open Screen Mirroring on your casting device.
Casting a device is rather easy, however, you might have some problems as there’re certain rules you’re supposed to follow so keep on reading.
How Do I Cast To Samsung TV?
Samsung TVs have become as easy to use as mobile phones, you don’t need wires or any kind of physical connector to cast your phones to your Samsung TVs.
All you have to do is, press the “Home” button on your remote and open “Settings”, there you’ll find “General” click on that, and you should see Apple Airplay settings. After you click on it, use your phone to select “Screen Mirroring”.
Mind you, make sure that the Samsung TV and your phone are using the same WiFi network because it’s impossible to cast on if two devices are using separate connections.
Nevertheless, if you don’t have an Apple device to connect to Samsung TV, follow the steps listed below to cast your device to Samsung TV:
- You should have a 2018 or newer Samsung TV, as these versions have Airplay.
- You should have the feature of Screen Mirroring on your casting device.
- Find the Smart View icon.
- Select your TV from the list of available devices, you may have to enter a PIN, however, if you don’t get a PIN, then you’re already in.
How Can You Cast To Samsung TV By Using Airplay?
While there are many ways to connect your device to Samsung TV, Samsung has made it easy for you to cast your device by adding a feature called Airplay.
You merely have to make sure that both of the devices are connected to the same WiFi network and press the “Home” button, go to Settings > General > scroll down and find Apple Airplay Settings, click on it and you’re connected.
Check out this video to learn the process of casting your device to Samsung TV:
Can You Screen Mirror From Apple Device To Samsung TV?
There’re multiple ways to cast to Samsung TV, before you had to use wires, however, all you need now is the casting device and a 2018 or newer Samsung TV.
While Samsung included Airplay, they also added Screen Mirroring. There aren’t many steps to follow, you merely have to slide down or up, depending on which Apple phone you use, it’ll open the Control Center, and there you’ll see a picture-in-picture icon, click on it.
You then have to open Screen Mirroring on your TV using the remote, once you open that you’ll see the name which should appear on your mobile in the Screen Mirror display. If you see the name, then click on it and it should be connected.
You might have to enter your PIN, however, you can remove that from settings.
As for the Mac, you have to select the Control Panel icon, which you may find in the top navigation bar, then find the Screen Mirroring icon, click on it and the rest of the process is the same.
What Are The Differences Between Airplay And Screen Mirroring?
Samsung has made it easy for you to cast your devices, there’re different ways to do that, but Airplay and Screen Mirroring are most commonly used.
These two features aren’t that different but the major difference is that Screen Mirroring allows you to display your phone’s screen on the TV, so whatever you do on your phone will appear on the TV screen. Whereas Airplay allows you to display media from your phone onto your TV without sharing your phone’s screen on the TV.
What Are The Ways To Cast To Samsung TV?
As I said, they’re a bunch of ways you can cast your device to Samsung TV, keep on reading to find the 5 of those casting ways.
Casting To Samsung TV While Using A Separate Streaming Device
Airplay and Screen Mirroring are available in new Samsung TVs, however, there’re other ways to cast your device to the TV, which as using a streaming device.
They’re a bunch of streaming devices, but the most reliable one has to be Google Chromecast and Apple TV,
Nevertheless, you first have to buy the streaming device if you already don’t have one, worry not because these devices come with reasonable prices.
Casting To Samsung TV With Direct HDMI Connection
It can be daunting to cast wirelessly, sometimes the network isn’t fast or the connection gets disconnected so you have to cast your device multiple times.
However, when you use an HDMI cable, it connects directly, which allows you to enjoy uninterrupted streaming.
You first need to buy the exact HDMI cable that can work on your casting device, today most phones have type C ports.
To start the process of casting, you need to plug in the HDMI cable to both ends and turn on the source/input to HDMI on your Samsung TV.
Casting To Samsung TV Using Non-Apple Device (Screen Mirror)
You can cast your device to Samsung TV even if it’s not an Apple device. Samsung TVs now allow you to connect different casting devices, press the “Home” button on the TV remote, then you have to open “Settings”, in the menu, you’ll find “General”, click on it.
Now, slide down until you find “External Device Manager”, select that, and then move down to find “Device Connection Manager”, which is followed by “Device List”.
In the “Device List”, you’ll see all the devices that are available for casting on your Samsung TV, all you have to do is find the name of the device you want to connect.
Mind you, first, you need to allow Screen Mirror on your phone, and often different devices go with different terms for Screen Mirror, check out the list below:
- Smart mirror
- Wireless display
- Mirror share
- Screen share
As soon as you enable this feature, your casting device will start to scan for the devices that it can connect to, if “Screen Mirroring” is enabled on your Samsung TV, its name should appear on your casting device.
If the name of your Samsung TV isn’t listed on your casting device, you should try checking the WiFi connection, both of the devices must be connected to the same network, otherwise, it won’t work.
Why Can’t I Cast To Samsung TV?
Often it becomes rather difficult to cast your device to Samsung TV, either it doesn’t even show in the list of available devices or it may connect and disconnect repeatedly.
Well, they’re things that you can do to fix these problems:
|What To Do||Explanation|
|Same WiFi Connection||Make sure that the casting device and your Samsung TV are connected to the same WiFi network.|
|Latest Version||Your Samsung TV should be a 2018 version or newer.|
|Enable Screen Mirroring||Make sure that the Screen Mirroring feature is enabled on both of your devices.|
|Turn off and on||Try to turn off your devices for a few minutes and then try again.|
- Samsung TVs now allow different casting devices, you can use Airplay to cast your iPhone or any Apple and Samsung device.
- You can also go with screen Mirroring, which will allow you to see everything you do on your phone.
- Other than Screen Mirroring, there’re more ways that you can take cast your device for instance you can download apps like SmartThings or Smart View to your Samsung TV, or just use the HDMI connection.
- While Airplay and Screen Mirror are almost the same, I would prefer you go with Airplay, it’s quite convenient.
- If your device isn’t casting to Samsung TV, you should check if both of the devices are connected to the same WiFi network or not.